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Gaia, 1998, was GTO's second CD release and gave the band the confidence and determination to make it's first big leap to the jungle that is Los Angeles. With the balls-to-the-wall "Congratulations" and the sentimental "Noel" included on this offering, the band showed its early potential for song craftsmanship, listener appeal, and industry interest.

Congratulations
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Congratulations, you're a miracle been laid unto the world. Emancipation, you always talkin' that you want your freedom, oh, you got to got to got to keep on movin'.

I'm not gonna lay down twice.
I got too much to sacrifice.
A way of life for a vice.
I'm not gonna lay down twice.

Oh, hallelujah, love and life are synonyms to me. So what's it to ya? You got to take to heart what you're doin', you got to got to got to keep on movin'.

Early warning, system failure, undercover, all my life. God has saved me, I'm not crazy, oh, you got to take to heart what you're doin' . . .

    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - PCH-101
    - Rosey
    - Tommy Gun
    - Purpose
    - Poof
    - Help Me Now
    - Come

 

Noel
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I won't take "no" for an answer. My eyes are set on you. It'll take much more than a mouthful, to tell you how much I love you.

But even when I strike out on my own, I trickle down to leave this world alone, I filter out and I'm no different than anybody else, walkin' downtown.

I live my life for a reason. To spread my wealth around. To make music and love and lift consciousness up it's a feeling, every time that I'm around.

Noel, do tell, I know you, too well.
Noel, do tell, I know you, too well,
and you're no different than anybody else.

Oh, darlin', Jimmy packed his bags and went away. Oh, darlin', it didn't have to be this way. . .

    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - PCH-101
    - Rosey
    - Tommy Gun
    - Purpose
    - Poof
    - Help Me Now
    - Come
PCH-101
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When she says that she loves me, well I don't care 'cause I'm a player. But when she says that she hates me, that's when I care 'cause I don't get none.

You got to satisfy frustration, with a sexual imagination. Sex on my mind.

That's when the radio's pumpin' and my chick she is fine, my car is so fast it can turn on a dime, so crank up the chassis hold on to the wheel, by the sound of your voice, baby, I know how you feel. I got my hand on the hood where the engine is hot, my axle's a twistin' and she don't want it to stop, but the wheels are a burnin' with a tank full of gas, she got her hands on the floor, I got my hands on her ass.

She put her hands on my Trans Am, I caught her singin' to another tune, 'cause when she slip it in my 8 track, all I wanna do is zoom a zoom a zoom zoom on your boom boom . . .

    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - PCH-101
    - Rosey
    - Tommy Gun
    - Purpose
    - Poof
    - Help Me Now
    - Come
Rosey
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Her cheeks, her cheeks, Rosey. The air smells just that sweet, Rosey. I'm gonna love you like a potion, Rosey. Until my heart refrains from motion, Rosey.

And Rosey is not certain that I'm alive at all, she told me when I'm hurtin' just to let it go. But the problem here is all in my head, so it doesn't matter what Rosey says.

Her aura, flora, Rosey.
Her hair smells just that sweet, Rosey.

Feed the force of nature, you are the gift of your creator. You are what you are and what you are, ah ha, you must do well, Rosey.

She said to a young boy, so proud and true, you better cover your eyes, 'cause the world is coming after you.

What a day makes, what a day makes in the life of an invalid seeking solace. What did they give, what did they take but a kid like me on the surface they are wise men, they are three. . .

    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - PCH-101
    - Rosey
    - Tommy Gun
    - Purpose
    - Poof
    - Help Me Now
    - Come
Tommy Gun
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A man came from the mountain, a lesson to us all, 'cause we never had to listen to him whine. But to keep the people guessin', he ridiculed them all, and so they left him, so they said, "Are you out there? Are you listening to what I have been sayin'?"

Sink or swim.

All that he was thinking while a writing down his poems was a hopin' we would love him when he's gone. I nearly lost it, when an angel, put me in my places.

OooWee, I dream that I can hide, but I can't run. OooWee, I swear by the light of the sun I'll be your tommy gun.

I'll show you yours, you show me mine, and we'll go window shopping. From ocean floors to open skies, it's just like island hopping. A change of heart can change my mind, I don't know what you're wanting. I know the truth can set you . . .

    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - PCH-101
    - Rosey
    - Tommy Gun
    - Purpose
    - Poof
    - Help Me Now
    - Come
Purpose
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Been livin' in a hotel lobby most my life. Never owned more than I could carry and that's alright. Did what I wanted to do. So I sing these words that are true because I'm proud of what I do, and I thank God I am part of the lucky few who have purpose.

I've had good times here, how much they mean to me you'll never know. I wouldn't trade any of my memories, but I got to hit the road.

I want to live the perfect life with a house, two kids and a very, very lovely wife. All it takes is your faith in me, and my faith in you it grows greater when you set me free.

Better than love is a little bit of respect and knowing when, to let it go.

Someday, baby, when I return, I'll let you buy my story, tell you what I've learned . . .

    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - PCH-101
    - Rosey
    - Tommy Gun
    - Purpose
    - Poof
    - Help Me Now
    - Come
Poof
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Rock-a-bye my sweet baby's high on things that she cannot talk about. Lady love she knows my history.

She waits her turn to hear that guitar burn through the screams of the stadium. Lady lovin' what she do to me.

Once I had you in my sights, I could finally see the light, and I was broken.

And I want you to write me letters, sing me love songs, 'cause I never listen to a word you say. Every time you make it better, I get scared and Poof! I've gone away.

Lady fall, she hold her head up high like a free bird falling should. Lady loving what she do to me.

Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti is what she sings when I was around, it's how I came to love my enemies.

I was wrong, I was wrong and you were right. And all along, you were here to save my life . . .

    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - PCH-101
    - Rosey
    - Tommy Gun
    - Purpose
    - Poof
    - Help Me Now
    - Come
Help Me Now
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There's a reason why, the sun won't shine today. So take a look around, and tell me what you see. I should know by now, but still somehow it breathes. If it's all been done, then what we do repeats, ain't that a shame.

When the lesson you are learning's almost killing you, and you want to throw your hands into the air. Solitary moments give no warning, I've been understanding this too well.

When I tried to make an offer, help me now, I'll never ask again. This world only takes what it's been given, help me now, I'll never ask again.

So you're a tired mind, so you thought, you could figure it out. In another time, in a place I could tell you about. Oh well, the sun did make my day glow . . .

    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - PCH-101
    - Rosey
    - Tommy Gun
    - Purpose
    - Poof
    - Help Me Now
    - Come
Come
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When you believe in everything you do, there's a reason, it's a beautiful thing but begs the impossible. Lately, everything you do, is a maybe. He will never shed his skin again.

I know you want to come along.
You want to hear me sing a song.
Come if you want to come along.
Come if you want to come . . .

On me is a pressure to be great, and the next wave is a big white light, better get your shit straight. Angels flying over head, they remind me, that the greatest gifts of all come from within.

Politics and things like that don't interest me, it's simple things like love and opportunity. The only thing you've got to ask yourself is, "Are you happy?"

Yeah, yeah, yeah! . . .

    - Congratulations
    - Noel
    - PCH-101
    - Rosey
    - Tommy Gun
    - Purpose
    - Poof
    - Help Me Now
    - Come
 
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